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Hi I'm Phylip

I'm an artist, I love my family, and I love to make people laugh! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm an 19 year old artist, uncle, son, and Full time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day saints. I'm am serving in the beautiful country of Colombia from 2012-2014. I am so excited to share the restored gospel with God's children. The one other thing that defines me besides my church is my family, and art. I love them both, and neither one will ever leave my life. I've been a creative person ever since I can remember and have been blessed with a few talents that i've loved to expand and use to glorify my Father in Heaven. As I make pieces of art that depict my Savior, His life, mission, and love, not only does my testimony of Him grow but so does my love for Him. I love my family with all my heart, and i know, through the restored gospel, that i can live with them for eternity.

Why I am a Mormon

In a world where evil is called "cool" and good is called "naive or dumb", theres been many times where i've been asked, why i am a Mormon. Well, growing up in a 5th generation faithful LDS family, being the youngest of 7 also faithful siblings, and living in a seemingly perfect suburb community, it may seem that being a mormon is easy and natural. It's not. I have chosen to stay faithful to my religion, because i know it is true. It brings me true happiness, and i know that there is nothing else in this world that can compare. The gospel of Jesus Christ is engraven in my heart and will never leave, ever since i've been little i've known that i am a child of God and that I have a brother and savior Jesus Christ, and that through Him, all things are possible. I've come to know through studying the scriptures, sincere prayer, and faith that I am a member of the true church of Jesus Christ. I know that my savior Jesus Christ, did atone for my sins, was crucified and was ressurected. I know that through His atonement, anyone can be washed clean from their sins and feel the love and peace of the Savior. I've felt the cleansing power of the atonment in my life, and i have seen it work miracles in the lives of others. I also know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, and that he truly restored the gospel, translated the Book of Mormon, and really did see God the Father and His son Jesus Christ. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt, that Thomas S. Monson is the Lord's prophet on the earth today. I know that he recieves revalation for all of God's children, and that through him and his apostles, we can be led back to the presence of our Heavenly Father. My testimony is simple, and strong, and it can never be taken away from me. That is the ultimate reason of why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

My life motto is to "Trust in the Lord with all [my] heart" (Proverbs 3:5-6), and to always try to put my faith in Him, with a knowledge that God is in control, everything happens for a reason, and most importantly, God loves all of us. I've recently been called to serve as a missionary for my church, in the country of Colombia! Words cannot express my excitement and gratitude for this amazing oppurtunity to serve the lord and preach His gospel. Some people may think that serving a mission is a two-year trial. But i know that serving a mission is a two-year blessing. A blessing that will help change me into a better person, and change the lives of the people of Colombia. I have a testimony of this gospel that burns in my heart and i cannot wait to share it with every person i meet!